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Dec 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
>> in america today, child poverty has reached record levels, with over 16 million children now affected. >> to us, it's just how we live. you don't get to make choices in how you live. >> one in 13 americans is now unemployed, and many children are growing up with little hope for their future. >> i'm surprised by how things can change so fast. you can go from doing okay to going hungry and on the verge of being homeless again. >> and we're going to start with numbers one through 20. >> food banks struggle to keep up with demand, and homeless shelters have long waiting lists, as even middle-income families sometimes lose their homes with just a few days' notice. >> if the tv can fit in your school bag, you can take it. if it didn't fit, you couldn't take it. >> we asked these children wht a life being poor in america really looks like, through their eyes. >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontliis ovidedy thjohn. and catherine t. macarthur f
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm PST
in sport at high schools in america are related to football. the seriousness and intensity of high school football in america has just grown by leaps and bounds in the last five, ten years. >> there have always been injuries in high school football, but they're on the rise. the ramping up of pressure on high school kids, the intensity of high school play, the increase in size, strength and speed. high school football has always been important, but in the last ten to 20 years, we've seen it become amped up, and it's a real concern. ( tv theme music plays ) >> let's go! >> narrator: elite high school football teams compete at a level that didn't exist just a few years ago. >> you're watching the under armour high school all america football game. >> narrator: the game has grown from a local passion to a national phenomenon. >> welcome inside tropicana field. >> this is on nbc, this is on espn, these are on fox sports. these are events that are getting major national exposure. >> we've had some great players already... >> it's just an insane amount of attention being paid to the sport. >> le
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
america, the cdc has discovered certain communities where parents are hesitating to vaccinate their children. one is ashland, oregon. >> you're walking? >> yeah. what am i going to do with the baby scooter? this is our neighborhood, and we love it because we can walk everywhere. ashland is a very safe town compared to almost every place else in america. >> narrator: it's a college town, the home of an annual shakespeare festival, where a well-off, educated populace has easy access to alternative organic food co-op and yoga centers. >> go get 'em! >> narrator: jennifer margulis, a writer with a ph.d in english literature, is the mother of four children. >> when my daughter was born in 1999, the nurse bustled in with her tray and said, "okay, it's time for your hepatitis b vaccine." and i looked at my daughter and i looked at the nurse, and i said, "isn't hepatitis b a sexually transmitted disease?" and i said, "why am i supposed to vaccinate my newborn baby against a sexually transmitted disease?" and the nurse got really mad. >> narrator: margulis went on to research and write
Dec 18, 2012 10:30pm PST
-new opportunity to start selling girls to north america. >> so the next step for her is to find those kind of girls for me. >> narrator: newspaper ads are often used by recruiters. some women understand they're code for sex work, but a good percentage are fooled by the traffickers. >> ( translated ): 70% of the girls know exactly where they're going and what they're going for. 20% of them agree to be exotic dancers, but often don't expect what else might happen to them. and the remaining 10% are totally unaware-- in other words, they are brought there under false pretenses. >> narrator: once moved out of moldova, ukraine, and the other major source countries, the women's trafficking odyssey begins. for katia, it's now been five weeks in captivity, and all communication with her traffickers has gone dead. trafficking victims often disappear without a trace. what little we know about what katia may be enduring is pieced together from those who manage to escape. today, 23-year-old tania is seeing her family for the first time since she was trafficked to the underground brothels of turkey. >>
Dec 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
, and, at least in north america, in the middle class, making a very high income. as soon as we take that into the ancient world, we are totally lost, because, first of all, there was no middle class in the ancient world. there were the "haves" and the "have nots," to put it very simply. and in the anthropology of peasant societies, to say that somebody is an artisan or a carpenter is not to compliment them. it is to say that they are lower in the pecking order than a peasant farmer. >> narrator: very few scholars now believe that jesus was of such lowly birth. >> i'm not entirely convinced that we could characterize jesus as... as a peasant. i think that that probably miscasts jesus, especially in view of the more recent discoveries at sepphoris and elsewhere. >> he must be someone in the artisan class if he's working in the building industry. and in all probability, that would mean where he might grow up and live in nazareth, he likely went to sepphoris to earn his living. and this puts him in the interesting mix of cultures that would have been the daily life of a city like seppho
Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm PST
, but even this school can't help all their at-risk students. and in america's high-poverty schools, there are few intervention programs like the one at middle school 244. >> that's what makes it so interesting with my brother. i think that's what i would be. i would be not in the school, and i think i would be... i wouldn't care. and the fact that i would get into a college wouldn't be that big of a deal, and the fact that i go on to high school, that wouldn't matter to me. "i can get my g.e.d. later." that's what i would say. >> narrator: but chances are, omarina won't be settling for a g.e.d. she's just found out she's been accepted at nine high schools, including an elite boarding school in massachusetts. >> omarina, i'm so excited for you. so what did you decide? which school did you choose? >> after giving it a lot of thought, i went with brooks. >> so are you excited? >> yeah. >> i know i am. how does it feel, ms. miller? >> it's very humbling, um, and i'm incredibly proud of your accomplishments. >> oh, ms. miller! you're going to make me cry. >> narrator: omarina cabrera is
Dec 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
and enterprprprprprpp >> martin smith: it's one of america's most dangerous jobs. >> people have no idea what we go through on a day-to-day basis to give them that service when they're holding their cell phone. >> smith: tower climbers install and service cell phone antennas, ascending hundreds-- sometimes more than a thousand-- feet. >> people don't understand what the danger is to tower climbing. one person drops a wrench and it'll kill somebody. >>yeah, 1,500 feet. look at that view! we get paid for this. we get paid for this. >> 1,500 feet. >> smith: the job attracts a certain kind of worker. >> this is awesome. >> smith: someone like jay guilford. >> he was young, he was cocky. he was never scared of nothing. >> 911 emergency. >> yes, we're working on a tower site. we just had a man fall from a 200-foot tower. we need an ambulance. >> okay, i'll get them down there. >> it was not even a year, jay ain't even been in it a year when the accident happened. >> smith: guilford's death wasn't an isolated case. over the last decade other men have been falling to their deaths. north carolina. arizona.
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